We understand there are many reasons why you may need to surrender your dog and every case is unique with differing circumstances. Before surrendering, we ask you to consider the following;

Moving?

Have you asked your landlord if a pet bond could be paid? Can a family member, friend or boarding kennel look after your dog while you find alternative accommodation?

New baby?

It can take some time to adjust to the new changes in your home but well worth the transition. Have you sought assistance from a reputable trainer to help your dog adjust? We can recommend a few reputable trainers for you if needed.

Did you acquire your dog from a breeder or another rescue?

Reputable breeders and rescues often have a stipulation in their contract signed at the time of adoption stating that the dog must be returned to them if you ever decide you can no longer keep it. Have you checked your contract or contacted them?

Are there behavioural issues?

Often behavioural issues can be reduced or eliminated with the assistance of a reputable trainer or vet behaviourist and this should always be attempted prior to surrendering. We also recommend a thorough check up with your vet to rule out any medical problems causing the issues. We are more than happy to point owners in the right direction when it comes to reputable trainers and vet behaviourist.

If you still need to surrender you pet, it is vital that you do not leave it to the last minute as it can take some time to find a suitable foster care placement. The actual surrender can be last minute but, please, give us enough time to find a spot to squeeze them in.

If you have no other option and need to surrender your dog, please click this button to complete the form. Upon receipt of the completed form, we will assess whether we have any available homes or capacity to assist you. Please understand that completing the surrender form does not guarantee that we will be able to accommodate or accept the dog.

Please note that a fee will apply to dogs who are surrendered to SABBR. The fee will be dependent on the vet work the dog has already undergone or will be required.

Your Contact Info

MaleFemale
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Is your dog desexed?*YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
YesNo
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Yes alwaysYes, but only inside the home / yardYes, but only outside the home / yardYes, but is selectiveNo
NoneSeperation AnxietyExcessive barkingShadow or tail chasingDestructive/chewingCompulsive behavioursHabitual fence jumping/escaping

Thank you for completing our surrender form. We will now assess whether we have capacity or ability to assist you. SABBR is a not for profit organisation and receive no government funding. Therefore we appreciate your payment of the surrender fee which will contribute towards the housing and rehoming of your companion animal, including any vet work required.

Please click 'Submit' once you have finished filling in the form. Once of our committee members will then get in touch as soon as they can.

Please note the form can take a minute to send with a large attachment